Friday, October 7, 2016

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

It's summer, and it's just too hot to use the oven in my house, so I'm going to try out a lot of grilling recipes. I have tendency to burn everything on the grill, so I am learning to make sure the grill is clean to avoid things catching fire making it too hot and to avoid food sticking to the grill, and cook on lower heats.
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs | Recipes | Grilled | Dinner

This recipe for Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs is less sweet than it appears. It would probably be more sweet if you omit the Sesame Seed Oil, but my husband hates sweet.  The kids favorite part is the chicken and pineapple.

Here's the recipe. It wasn't too bad to make, but I would hardly call it a lazy dinner. It was a little more overachieving than what I'm used to.
  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 - 1.5 inch chunks)
  • 1 Large Can of Pineapple Chunks
  • 5 TBSP Orange Marmalade
  • 1/3 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Seed Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 16-18 Skewers (if wooden, soak in water for 20 minutes)
  • 1 Purple Onion
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  1. In a large bowl, mix the canned pineapple (with juice), orange marmalade, brown sugar, sugar, sesame seed oil, ginger, and garlic salt.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1 to 1.5 inch chunks, and place in bowl. Refrigerate for a few hours if you want.
  3. Cut Onion and Red Pepper: divide in half, cut two ways horizontal and two ways vertical
  4. String the chicken, pineapple chunks, onion and red pepper along skewers.
  5. Grill on low heat turning every 4 minutes for 12 to 16 minutes

Go ahead and Pin this and then read further for fun luau night ideas

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs | Recipes | Grilled | Dinner

Ideas to Turn this into a Fun Hawaiian Luau Night

Side Dish Ideas

Grilled Pineapple Skewers
Rice (replace water with coconut milk and add cilantro)
Fresh Fruits (Pineapple, Papaya Slices, Watermelon, Grapes,  Melon,  Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Mangos,  Bananas, Apples, Coconuts)
Jello Cups (pour jello in clear plastic cups and add umbrella)


Kid-Friendly Virgin Pina Coladas

Decorations and Fun

Grab some Hawaiian decorations and cups from the Dollar Store
Tiki Torches
DIY Flower Straw Toppers made from cupcake liners
Hula Hoops


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